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John Henry Gates
JOHN HENRY GATES, NORTH BRANFORD: Farmer.
Mr. Gates was born, and has always lived, in North Branford. The
date of his birth is recorded as April 29, 1831.
|| He was married January 3, 1858, to Miss Sara Louisa Todd, who, with two sons and one daughter, is still living. He was a tax collector in 1870, and in 1889 represented the town of North Branford in the state legislature. He attends the Congregational church of his place, and for twenty-six years has been the librarian of its Sunday-school. In politics Mr. Gates is a republican. He cast his first vote in 1856 for John C. Fremont, and has voted at every presidential election since, save one.
Source: Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914
pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.
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